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EMS World December 2003

EMS World Magazine has been published continuously since 1972. Informative and balanced editorial content make EMS World Magazine the most authoritative source in the world for clinical and educational material designed to improve the delivery of prehospital emergency medical care. It is written, edited, illustrated and formatted to appeal to the full spectrum of EMS professionals: Paramedics, EMTs, administrators and instructors working in private and public services.
EMS Mythology
EMS Myth #2: Thrombolytic therapy is the standard of care for acute ischemic stroke
EMS Myth #3: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is effective in managing EMS-related stress
EMS Myth #5: Steroids are effective in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury
EMS Myth #7: System Status Management lowers response times and enhances patient care
EMS Myth #6: Air medical helicopters save lives and are cost-effective
EMS Myth #1: Medical Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) autotransfuse a significant amount of blood and save lives.
EMS Myth #4: Lights and sirens save a significant amount of travel time and lives
EMS Myth #8: Public Utility Models are the most efficient model for providing prehospital care
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